Celtic enter the Champions League in the first qualifying round against FK Sarajevo when the new football season kicks off again, but the Scottish Champions can already start planning their route into the next round.

Should they progress past Bosnia’s number one team, the Hoops will face on paper an easier opponent in either Shkendij, who are the Macedonian Champions two years running, or Nomme Kalju from Estonia, according to the BBC.

These games will be due to take place during the last two weeks of July.

Should Neil Lennon’s side fail to overcome their opponents, they do have the lifeline of a bye into Europe’s second-tier competition in which they would start in the third qualifying round.

However, this would be considered as unthinkable, with the group stages firmly in the club’s sights.

The first qualification round draw was made on Tuesday and the first game match won’t take place until 9 or 10 July.